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Feds appoint new regional senior judge for Superior Court East Region

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 @ 11:42 AM | By John Chunn

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) on Feb. 8 announced that Mark L. Edwards, a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, is appointed regional senior judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario for the Central East Region.

According to the DOJ press release, Justice Edwards replaces Justice Michelle K. Fuerst, who returned to the regular complement of active judges effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Justice Edwards received a BA from Queen’s University in 1975 and a bachelor of laws from Dalhousie University in 1979. He was admitted to the bar of Ontario in 1981.

At the time of his appointment to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in 2010, Justice Edwards was a managing partner with the firm Beard Winter in Toronto. From 1979 to 1984, he was an associate with Osler Hoskin & Harcourt. He practised civil litigation, tort and insurance law, criminal law, family law and corporate and commercial litigation.

Justice Edwards has been a guest speaker at various conferences offered by The Advocates’ Society and the Law Society of Ontario. He has coached both soccer and hockey teams in the Etobicoke community.